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Prisoner in Afghanistan to Be Tried in US - ABC News
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:45:39 GMT

Business Insider

Prisoner in Afghanistan to Be Tried in US
ABC News
The prisoner, known by the nom de guerre Irek Hamidullan, is a Russian veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan who defected to the Taliban and stayed in the country, U.S. officials said. He was captured in 2009 after an attack on Afghan border police ...
Russian fighter suspected of terrorism and held in Afghanistan to be ...Washington Post
Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in USReuters
Detainee in Afghanistan to face charges in US court, officials sayLos Angeles Times

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UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan - BBC News
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:50:42 GMT

BBC News

UK military 'made wrong calculations' on Afghanistan
BBC News
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army has told the BBC. Gen Sir Peter Wall said they thought they had a "reasonable force" for their limited objectives, but he now admits ...
Fighting simultaneously in Iraq and Afghanistan created "perfect storm" for ...Telegraph.co.uk
Afghanistan failures could have led to UK troop 'massacre' - army chiefsRT
Afghanistan War: UK Lacked 'Clear And Achievable Strategy' Claim Military ...International Business Times
The Week UK -Express.co.uk
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How Afghanistan Can Kick Its Drug Habit - Foreign Policy
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:01:19 GMT

Foreign Policy

How Afghanistan Can Kick Its Drug Habit
Foreign Policy
This week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its annual survey of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan for 2013. As ever, the survey's findings are hardly surprising. They reflect the periodic fluctuations in the amount of ...
It's official: the US drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failureWashington Post (blog)
The US Has Spent $7.6 Billion On A Drug War In Afghanistan, Where Opium ...Mintpress News (registration) (blog)
U.S. Is Losing (Has Lost?) the War on Drugs in AfghanistanCato Institute (blog)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette -Business Insider
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Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North - New York Times
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:10:09 GMT

New York Times

Taliban Are Rising Again in Afghanistan's North
New York Times
CHAHAR DARA, Afghanistan The last time Afghans in the northern province of Kunduz felt so threatened by the Taliban was in 2009, just before President Obama deployed thousands of troops to push the insurgents back from the outskirts of the province ...
No fond farewell for 82nd paratroopers in AfghanistanStars and Stripes
Clashes between security forces, Taliban leave 23 dead in N. AfghanistanXinhua
In Afghanistan's north, Taliban gains ground and courts local supportDaily News & Analysis

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Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan - The Local Denmark
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:37 GMT

The Local Denmark

Denmark shifts focus in Afghanistan
The Local Denmark
"I'm glad to see the broad political support for the ongoing Danish engagement in Afghanistan. With this strategy, Denmark will continue to be a significant contributor to providing security and development in Afghanistan. That is what Afghanistan needs.
New strategy for AfghanistanThe Copenhagen Post

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Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures - The Guardian
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:11:54 GMT

The Guardian

Life in War, Afghanistan - in pictures
The Guardian
Life in War is probably the only book about Afghanistan that isn't just filled with images of conflict. Saeedi photographed daily life in the context of war. Speaking the language, Majid embedded with the Afghan people rather than with an alien army.



This map shows all the areas in Afghanistan where poppy production rose - Washington Post
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:59 GMT

The Intercept - First Look Media

This map shows all the areas in Afghanistan where poppy production rose
Washington Post
The U.S. military is closing in on the end of its long war in Afghanistan, and Washington has spent $7.6 billion trying to reduce the production of poppy, the brilliantly blooming plant whose resin is made into heroin and other opioids. The legacy thus ...
Surprise: US Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going WellThe Intercept - First Look Media
Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time highThe Guardian
After 13 Years of U.S. Occupation, Afghanistan Opium Production Is at an All ...Slate Magazine (blog)
Just Security -The Diplomat -Stars and Stripes
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Memorial to those felled in Afghanistan visits St. John's - CBC.ca
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:28:23 GMT

CBC.ca

Memorial to those felled in Afghanistan visits St. John's
CBC.ca
The tone was sombre and reverent during a ceremony in St. John's Friday morning to welcome a touring exhibit that commemorates the service and sacrifice of Canadians in Afghanistan. But as military personnel, families of the fallen and dignitaries ...
Afghanistan Soldiers Remembered at Vigil in St. John'sVOCM

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Shift in control of Kandahar Airfield is the latest change in Afghanistan ... - Washington Post
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:10:42 GMT

Shift in control of Kandahar Airfield is the latest change in Afghanistan ...
Washington Post
The military drawdown in Afghanistan continues, with thousands of coalition troops departing the country this month and the organization of those remaining is shifting to include new names and missions. The latest sign of transition is the regional ...



Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass - Reuters
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:20:57 GMT

Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass
Reuters
The comment exposed a striking truth about girls growing up in Afghanistan, the worst place in the world to be born female, according to the United Nations. The more Nordberg looked into it, the more examples she found of Afghan parents raising ...




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